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PDFWAC 246-851-370

Employed doctors of optometry, franchises and equipment use agreements.

The salary, bonus or other remuneration of a doctor of optometry who is employed for professional optometric services, shall not be dependent upon the percentage or number of patients who obtain visual examinations or who have prescriptions filled. The employed optometrist, acting in the capacity of consultant, advisor or staff doctor of optometry, the optometrist who has acquired a franchise relating to the practice of optometry, and the optometrist who has a professional equipment use agreement/contract, shall at all times remain cognizant of his or her professional responsibilities and with demeanor, decorum and determination retain his or her right of independent professional judgment and title in all situations and circumstances. If at any time the right of independent professional judgment or title is abridged it shall be incumbent upon the optometrist to resign or correct his or her position as consultant, advisor or staff doctor of optometry, or to resign from or correct a franchise and/or equipment use agreement/contract relationship.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-370, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5) and 18.54.075. WSR 85-16-054 (Order PL 545), § 308-53-270, filed 7/31/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5). WSR 80-01-088 (Order PL 326), § 308-53-270, filed 12/28/79.]
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